The Latest from Jen

A Look Behind the Book with Jen Gilroy – Author interview

I was delighted to be interviewed by Tara Greaves on the BEHIND THE BOOK blog, chatting about my writing life, the FIREFLY LAKE series, why I enjoy social media and more.

Read the interview here


Top 5 Ways my Fiction was Inspired by Real Life – Guest post, Books a la Mode

Visit Books a la Mode (a book, beauty and fashion blog) to read my guest post about the Top 5 Ways My Fiction was Inspired by Real Life. There’s a dog, a career path not taken, a Jane Austen influence and more.

Until July 7, 2017, you can also enter an ice-cream themed giveaway (US & Canada) for a chance to win a print or digital copy of THE COTTAGE AT FIREFLY LAKE, courtesy of my publisher Forever Romance. 


The Cottage at Firefly Lake is on a virtual tour, June – July 2017

My first book, The Cottage at Firefly Lake (Grand Central Forever, 31 January 2017), is on a virtual book tour with TLC Book Tours between 19 June and 19 July 2017. Pop by for giveaways, reviews and glimpses behind the story.

Access the tour schedule here or follow the individual links to each stop below. 

Jen Gilroy’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, June 19th: Bewitched Bookworms

Thursday, June 22nd: Reading is My SuperPower

Friday, June 23rd: Books a la Mode – author guest post, “Top 5 Ways My Fiction was Inspired by Real Life” 

Monday, June 26th: A Chick Who Reads

Friday, June 30th: Cafinated Reads

Monday, July 3rd: Books and Spoons

Wednesday, July 5th: Books and Bindings

Monday, July 10th: A. Holland Reads

Wednesday, July 12th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Friday, July 14th: Not in Jersey

Monday, July 17th: Broken Teepee – author guest post, “It’s a Small-Town World” 

Wednesday, July 19th: Suzy Approved

Friday, July 21st: Laura’s Reviews

North Grenville Times: Kemptville author shortlisted for new writers award

Delighted that another local newspaper, The North Grenville Times, covered my nomination for the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) Joan Hessayon Award 2017. Read the story here


‘Kemptville author shortlisted for award recognizing new authors’: Inside Ottawa

That feeling when you’re browsing through your local newspaper and see your own face looking back at you. Thanks to Inside Ottawa for covering my nomination for the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) Joan Hessayon Award 2017. Read the story here




RNA blog interview: Joan Hessayon Award contender

Marking the nomination of The Cottage at Firefly Lake for the Joan Hessayon Award 2017, I was delighted to be interviewed on the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) blog about my book and journey to publication. Read the complete interview here


‘The Cottage at Firefly Lake’ is shortlisted for the RNA Joan Hessayon Award 2017

I’m delighted and honoured that The Cottage at Firefly Lake has been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) Joan Hessayon New Writers’ Scheme Award 2017. 

Congratulations to all my fellow nominees and many thanks to the RNA.

Find out more  

‘Announcing the RNA’s Joan Hessayon Award,’ Romantic Novelists’ Association Blog (accessed 25 April 2017)  

‘Choc Lit hat-trick on Joan Hessayon Award shortlist,’ The Bookseller (accessed 26 April 2017)

I’m participating in BookSweeps Romantic Women’s Fiction book giveaway (March 6-13, 2017)

Have  you read The Cottage at Firefly Lake? For a limited time, you can enter to win my book plus more than 40 fantastic Romantic Women’s Fiction novels from an amazing collection of authors, PLUS A KINDLE FIRE!

Enter the contest by clicking here

This contest runs from 6-13 March 2017 and is open to those in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Good luck and have fun! You may find your next favourite read! 


Harlequin Junkie interview

January 30, 2017

I’m delighted to guest on Harlequin Junkie’s “Author Spotlight” and share fun facts about The Cottage at Firefly Lake. The post also includes a book excerpt, a snippet from one of my favourite scenes and a (limited time) giveaway. 

Read the interview here